Museums & Galleries of NSW- COVID-19 – update


 

Wednesday, 25 March 

Federal Government call for the closure of all Museums and Galleries
The latest prohibited activities and venues to apply from 11.59pm (local time) 25 March 2020, in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

https://www.pm.gov.au/media/update-coronavirus-measures-24-March-2020

 


Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Museums & Galleries of NSW continues to encourage all regional/public galleries and museums to adhere to the advice of your local, state and national government, stakeholders and health experts with regard to your operations.

We are continuing to follow the advice of Create NSW who are currently working with NSW Health and State and Federal Government agencies to provide advice to arts and cultural organisations at this time.

https://www.create.nsw.gov.au/news-and-publications/news/covid-19-update-monday-23-march-2020-we-are-here-to-support-you/

We encourage all volunteer-run museums and galleries to close to the public and for all volunteer support programs run by professionally-staffed organisations to be temporarily suspended. These recommendations recognise that volunteer groups are largely comprised of an older demographic, and refer to the risk to which older people are exposed to if they contract COVID-19.

Temporary closure is a precautionary measure to assist public health services, ensure individual risk is minimised and to support communities across our States during this difficult time.

 


Museums & Galleries of NSW and Museums & Galleries Queensland COVID-19 response

17 March 2020

At this point in time, there is no formal instruction for our museums and galleries to close their doors, however in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic M&G QLD and M&G NSW are encouraging all volunteer-run museums and galleries to close to the public and for all volunteer support programs run by professionally-staffed organisations to be temporarily suspended. These recommendations recognise that volunteer groups are largely comprised of an older demographic, and refer to the risk to which older people are exposed to if they contract COVID-19.

Temporary closure is a precautionary measure to assist public health services, ensure individual risk is minimised and to support communities across our States during this difficult time.

We encourage all regional/public galleries and museums to adhere to the advice of your local, state and national government, stakeholders and health experts with regard to your operations.

For further information regarding health measures for COVID-19 see:

Queensland: https://www.arts.qld.gov.au/about-us/coronavirus-covid-19

New South Wales: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

 


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